Category: South Asia

COVID-19: Top TU demands Rs 5 lakh crore package, as marginalised ‘left in lurch’

BY Counterview Desk One of India’s top trade union organizations, All-India Trade Union Congress (AITUC), in a statement, has taken strong exception to a “meagre” allocation of Rs 15,000 crore to fight the deadly coronavirus, has said that little is being done to help the marginalized sections of society, especially […]

Mumbai ‘safai karamcharis’ fighting COVID19 – Essential services, expendable lives

That’s the story of Mumbai’s safai karamcharis on the frontlines of the battle against Covid-19. Wages delayed, and with little protective gear, they’re still clearing garbage even in the toxic air of the Mahul area For Anita Ghotale, Saturday, March 21 was a usual day at work – though many […]

Coronavirus to halt the Indian film industry from March 19-31, 2020

By SAT News Desk MELBOURNE, 17 March 2020: The Indian film industry productions will come to a halt from March 19-31 because of the coronavirus crisis. A statement in a CNN story from Kulmeet Makkar, CEO of the Producers Guild of India says, ” “The health and safety of our […]

It’s time to assert the equality of Indians on all fronts: Nayantara Sahgal

Nayantara Sahgal In writing, as in other areas of our lives, men have dictated the rules. Even our religious books that decide what is sacred and what is not, and the Manusmriti, for example, which lays down absolutely unacceptable and detestable behavior norms for women, have been written by men. […]

Why have Indian banks become financially fragile?

It is not the question of banks behaving one way or the other within a neoliberal capitalist economy that is of significance; the point at issue is the neoliberal capitalist economy itself. By Prabhat Patnaik NEW DELHI, 13 Mar 2020: The crisis at Yes Bank is only the concentrated expression […]